Daniel Snyder tried to short Bruce Allen, and Allen filed received compensation through NFL arbitration

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Yes, to work for Washington owner Daniel Snyder is to assume the risk of eventually being embroiled in litigation against him.

As it turns out, Snyder’s recent attempt to conduct discovery against former team president Bruce Allen in search of evidence regarding Snyder’s ongoing defamation lawsuit in India against meaww.com became the second legal entanglement between the two men. The first, according to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com, came when Snyder tried to short Allen’s severance pay.

Paperwork filed by Allen regarding the effort to secure testimony and other evidence from Allen shows that Snyder tried to cut Allen’s pay by 50 percent following his termination. Allen alleged in the court filing that Snyder tried to use the pandemic as an opportunity to reduce the amount owed to Allen.

Allen filed an arbitration claim with the NFL. Although Allen’s filing potentially creates the impression that the league ruled in his favor (“This forced Mr. Allen to retain legal counsel and initiate a proceeding through the NFL to obtain his compensation, which he did.”), Snyder’s counsel says the case was settled.

“As Mr. Allen knows, there was no ruling by the league on this matter, but rather a confidential settlement was reached. It is unfortunate — but not surprising — that he has chosen to violate the confidentiality of that agreement through his filing,” Snyder’s lawyer, Jordan Siev, said in a statement.

Translation: If the arbitration was round one and the discovery action counts as round two, round three between Snyder and Allen could be coming, with Snyder potentially seeking damages for violation of the confidential settlement. Often, such agreements provide that the full amount of the settlement will be forfeited in the event of a breach.

26 responses to “Daniel Snyder tried to short Bruce Allen, and Allen filed received compensation through NFL arbitration

  1. Sounds just like another ex Washington politician who has a history of not paying his bills and stuffing people

  2. I hope a good man like Ron Rivera doesn’t live to regret working for this man, but I’m pretty sure he will.

  3. Bruce Allen should be paying the Football Team. He got paid millions and helped run the team into the ground. Possibly the worst long serving GM in NFL history. Snyder, of course, isn’t any better but Allen’s contribution as GM wasn’t worth a plug nickel.

  4. You know, you always hear fans of any team experiencing extended futility saying “team xyz has the worst owner in all of professional sports”. Unless your team is the Washington Football team, no, you do not. You’d think that Snyder could just accidentally make the right, or even a better, decision. Yet somehow he always defies the odds and makes the exact wrong decision in every single case.

  5. When is Dan Snyder going to run for office? He would fit in perfectly with all the other morally bankrupt idiots in DC.

  6. Allen deserves it and then some. With the damn good culture he built, he essentially set the table for Coach Ron.

  7. Working for Snyder is like working for Trump.
    Eventually he turns on you and tries to smear you and get out of paying you.

    I hope the Redskins perpetually go 7-10, never able to get a QB but still a bad team.

  8. Snyder is such a low rent weasel. And he’s stupid too because with this type of behavior he won’t get top talent to work for him unless he pays exorbitantly.

  9. What slays me is that there are still folks out there that defend Snyder.

  10. southpawsup says:
    May 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm
    You know, you always hear fans of any team experiencing extended futility saying “team xyz has the worst owner in all of professional sports”. Unless your team is the Washington Football team, no, you do not. You’d think that Snyder could just accidentally make the right, or even a better, decision. Yet somehow he always defies the odds and makes the exact wrong decision in every single case.
    #####################

    Then the opposite would be right.

  11. Snyder and Dolan. Definitely the 2 worst owners in sports (now that Sterling is gone). But yeah I’d have to give the edge to Snyder as the worst, but not by much.

  12. Even when it involves someone as awful as Bruce Allen, Dan Snyder still manages to wind up being the bad guy.

  13. Snyder is the type of guy I like to describe as a twerp.

    I really don’t understand why Ron Rivera decided to work for him.

  14. In the words of Snyder’s lawyer, it is unfortunate, but not surprising, that his client keeps pulling these slimebag maneuvers.

  15. When you search the new Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and look up “cheapskate”, there’s a picture of Snyder (and he wants to charge you for finding him). 6 winning seasons in 22 years. Not a surprise.

  16. Poor Ron Rivera. It’s good that he has a job but his stint with Washington isn’t going to end well, Snyder will be sure of that.

  17. Snyder has become my favourite owner. I love how he ruthlessly destroys his enemies.

  18. Yes Jon Grudens pick to replace Rich McKay the wonderful Bruce Allen who helped create a decade of Buccaneer depression. I can’t believe he got another chance after his Bucs debacle. Snyder and Allen really do deserve each other

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